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2004 EN Official Journal of the European Union L 192/29


of 28 May 2004
fixing the maximum export refund on wholly milled round grain rice to certain third countries in
connection with the invitation to tender issued in Regulation (EC) No 1875/2003

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, (3) The application of the abovementioned criteria to the
current market situation for the rice in question results
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European in the maximum export refund being fixed at the amount
Community, specified in Article 1.
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 3072/95 of 22
December 1995 on the common organisation of the market in (4) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in
rice (1), and in particular Article 13(3) thereof, accordance with the opinion of the Management
Committee for Cereals,
(1) An invitation to tender for the export refund on rice was HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
issued pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No
1875/2003 (2). Article 1
(2) Article 5 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 584/75 (3) The maximum export refund on wholly milled round grain rice
allows the Commission to fix, in accordance with the to be exported to certain third countries pursuant to the invi-
procedure laid down in Article 22 of Regulation (EC) tation to tender issued in Regulation (EC) No 1875/2003 is
No 3072/95 and on the basis of the tenders submitted, hereby fixed on the basis of the tenders submitted from 24
a maximum export refund. In fixing this maximum, the to 27 May 2004 at 50,00 EUR/t.
criteria provided for in Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No
3072/95 must be taken into account. A contract is Article 2
awarded to any tenderer whose tender is equal to or
less than the maximum export refund. This Regulation shall enter into force on 29 May 2004.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 28 May 2004.

For the Commission

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 329, 30.12.1995, p. 18. Regulation as last amended by

Commission Regulation (EC) No 411/2002 (OJ L 62, 5.3.2002, p.
(2) OJ L 275, 25.10.2003, p. 14.
(3) OJ L 61, 7.3.1975, p. 25. Regulation as last amended by Regulation
(EC) No 1948/2002 (OJ L 299, 1.11.2002, p. 18).